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Shiho Zuki «Punching in four directions»

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This is part of preparation for the beginners for actual kata. Shiho means 4 directions. The purpose of training Shiho Zuki is that the beginners understand the concept of Mawari Ashi or turning. Basically there are 2 ways of turning, one is turning on the front foot and the other, turning on the back foot. … Read more

Japanese Terms for Body Parts and Sections

Karate Body Parts and sections by Sensei Tanzadeh

Hi-Resolutions and High Quality Poster – (Japanese Terms for Body Parts and Sections). Print ready format downloadable files. Suitable for hanging on the wall for instructional purpose.

Ura Mawashi Geri

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Ura Mawashi Geri (inside roundhouse kick or hook kick) This is almost like Mawashi geri but the difference is the path which is inverted. Bring your knee up close to your body and open the knee and at the same time allow the foot on the ground to rotate (usually on the toes) so that … Read more

Naihanchi (ナイハンチ) Kata ‘Nidan’ & ‘Sandan’

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Naihanchi (ナイハンチ) performed in Naihanchi-Dachi It translates to ‘Internal Divided Conflict‘ or “Inner Tension Stance”. There are three modern kata derived from this (Shodan, Nidan and Sandan). Some researchers believe Nidan and Sandan were created by Master Anko Itosu, but others believe that it was originally one kata broken into three separate parts (probably due … Read more

Shinpa (シンパー 心破・新破・侵破) Kata

Tanzadeh Sensei performing Shinpa Kata

Shinpa (シンパー 心破・新破・侵破) 心 = Shin. Heart, mind, intention, center, core. 新 = Shin. New. 侵 = Shin. To invade, raid, trespass, encroach, approach. 破 = Ha. To break, split or cleave, to get rid of, to destroy, to defeat. Created by Master Kenwa Mabuni after an inspiring meeting they had with Uechi Kanbun.

Renzoku Kihon = Combination Basic Techniques

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Shitoryu Karate Renzoku Kihon = Combination Basic Techniques Do left Chudan Shuto Uke on left Neko Ashi Dachi then kick with your front leg “left Chudan Mae Geri” then land your kicking leg forward on Hidari Zenkutsu Dachi, do right Chudan Gyaku Zuki. Then shift your left leg back to Neko Ashi Dachi  and do … Read more

Shitoryu Karate Uke Waza

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Shitoryu Karate Basic Blocking Techniques

Shitoryu Kihon – Chudan Shuto Uke

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Chudan Shuto Uke = Middle Knife Hand Block, proper body, arms, hands and thumb positioning. From the book “Dynamic Shitoryu Karate” by A. Tanzadeh http://dynamicshitoryukarate.com/